Zack Wheeler continued his career-long dominance against the Marlins, as he hurled eight shutout innings, giving the bullpen a much-needed break, as the Mets came away with a 5-0 win. It was their fifth-straight win and the 12th time in the last 13 games they came out on top.
Wheeler entered the game with a lifetime mark of 6-2 against the Marlins with a 1.95 ERA in 78.1 IP. He finished the night with 8 IP, 0 R, 1 BB and 5 Ks. In his last seven starts he has a 2.62 ERA. And even that’s a bit misleading, as his last start before hitting the IL he allowed 6 ER in 5 IP. Five of his last seven games were Quality Starts and he’s working on a 15-inning scoreless streak.
Once again, the Mets’ offense got going early, as Todd Frazier gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI double. Wilson Ramos followed up with a three-run homer in the third and Pete Alonso added a solo shot in the fifth.
The Mets look for a four-game sweep tomorrow when they host the Marlins at 12:10 p.m.